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Audio 1

Sound 3 - 1hr 25min - master - 25 tracks

Safe European Home





Sound Quality from taper

Sound is not great, around B-/B but better than most of other recordings of the same leg. Setlist is exactly the same as Southamption.

Toshiba ghettoblaster >
>Transferred with Nakamichi CR-3 to SD722 @24/48
>Firewire to MacBook Pro
> Wave Editor (Normalise-tracksplits, anything else I could think off to try and make it better)
>xAct Flac8

Don't raise your hopes here, the sound is pretty shit

This gig was sandwiched between to Joy Division gigs, so that combined with the poor sound of the Wessex Hall meant that this tape found itself at the bottom of my tape box pretty quickly.
Thought I better get it out just for the die hards

This is the setlist I had down at the time but Ive not tagged the songs because there are too many I dont know. I'm not a big fan.





Monday Memories: 'It’s no good doing a half pace White Riot'

For this week’s #MondayMemories we return to Tom Vague whose fanzine Vague chronicled the area’s punk and post-punk years. Here he recalls the zine's 1980 interview with The Clash in Poole...

10 February 1980. The Clash went into the 80s with DJ Mikey Dread ‘at the controls’ supporting, Zigzag’s Robin Banks selling the Clash fanzine Armagideon Times and the poet-roadie Jock Scot as MC; as the Clash film ‘Rude Boy’ - Jack Hazan and David Mingay’s docu-drama story of the roadie Ray Gange - came out. When we were trying to decide who should interview the Clash everyone agreed that Steve Rudell can’t fail.

In the Vague Clash interview at Poole, Steve Rudell asked: “How’s the tour been going Joe?” Strummer replied: "Not too good so far. We got busted the other night. We were back at the hotel having a party when the Drug Squad raided and I had half a gram in my top pocket. Four others got done including Topper. It’s the first time I've been busted. I'm not too pleased, but I'll only get a small fine. Then at Coventry we got a lot of gobbing. That really p***** me off and they just kept on doing it, so I jumped into the crowd to try and stop it and got this black eye."

Joe had a nice shiner: "There was more trouble at Sheffield. This time our van driver said we had too many in

the van, so he refused to drive. We all got out of the van, took all our clothes off and stood in front of it. The driver got so embarrassed he told us to get in and drove off." Regarding the Clash film Rude Boy he explains: "There was a sort of premiere of Rude Boy. We hired out the Empire in Leicester Square at great expense and only four CBS executives turned up to watch it which made me really mad. It's about Slob Ray. It's a true story, Ray was a junkie who followed us about and eventually became a roadie. It's about his life related to our music and racial problems and suchlike."

Steve: "It was a bit expensive tonight." Joe: "Yeah, I know, we're trying to do gigs cheaper but can't because of hiring out PAs, paying CBS and so on." Steve: "What did you think of the US scene?" Joe: "Not very good at all. Out of all the places we played about two of them had a good scene."

Steve: "What have you got planned for after the tour?" Joe: "I eventually want to do the first take live album, but we're not together enough to do it at the moment. Oh yes, this record company wants to release a 101'ers LP, but I'm going to stop that at all costs. The record company really ripped off the 101'ers. From the single 'Keys to Your Heart' we made £100 plus £90 sales and the company pocketed the rest. The 101'ers are over, it's in the past, that's why I don't want the album released.”"

Steve: "Finally, why don't you do 'White Riot' any more?" Joe: "We only do 'White Riot' if we're in the right mood. It's no good doing a half pace 'White Riot', it has to be done with everything in it."

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'It’s no good doing a half pace White Riot'

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For this week’s #MondayMemories we return to Tom Vague whose fanzine Vague chronicled the area’s punk and post-punk years. Here he recalls the zine's 1980 interview with The Clash in Poole... 10 February 1980. The Clash went into the 80s with DJ Mikey Dread ‘at the controls’ supporting, Zigzag’s Robin Banks selling the Clash fanzine Armagideon Times and the poet-roadie Jock Scot as MC ..





Great night!

Peter Alty
Saw them on that tour at Poole Arts Centre. Great night!





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Setlist

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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Clash City Rockers
Brand New Cadilac
Safe European home
Jimmy Jazz
London Calling
Guns of Brixton
Protex Blue
Julie's Been Working For The Drug Squad
White Man in Ham Palais
Koka Kola
I Fought the Law
Spanish Bombs
Capital Radio
StayFree
Wrong `Em Boyo
Clampdown
Police and Thieves
Janie Jones
Complete Control
Armagideon Time
English Civil War
Garageland (on the same file as ECW)
Bankrobber/Rockers Galore
Tommy Gun
London's Burning


There are several sights that provide setlists but most mirror www.blackmarketclash.co.uk. They are worth checking.

from Setlist FM (cannot be relied on)

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Articles, check 'Rocks Back Pages'




16 Tons UK Tour


ARTICLES, POSTERS, CLIPPINGS ...

A collection of
- Tour previews
- Tour posters
- Interviews
- Features
- Articles
- Tour information

A collection of articles, interviews, reviews, posters, tour dates January, February 1980 covering the period the 16 Tons tour of the UK.



VIDEO AND AUDIO

Video and audio footage from the tour including radio interviews.



BOOKS

Return of the Last Gang in Town,
Marcus Gray

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Passion is a Fashion,
Pat Gilbert

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Redemption Song,
Chris Salewicz

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Joe Strummer and the legend of The Clash
Kris Needs

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The Clash (official)
by The Clash (Author), Mal Peachey

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